When interior designer Peter Mikic fell in love with a dilapidated mid-19th-century Italianate stucco house in Notting Hill, one of London’s swankiest residential neighborhoods, “it was a complete dump.” As he explained to Elle Decor, “There was an overwhelming amount of work to do, and that’s what got me excited.”

With enthusiasm, Mikic began restoring the 6,200SF house into a spectacular home for himself and his partner, TV producer Sebastian Scott.


nyc thrift store society-boutique

From what I can tell about the readers of this blog, you peeps really love your fashion and beauty.   With that in mind, I have to share one of NYC’s legendary thrift shops, located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.  Lynn, here, from Decor Arts Now.

You may have heard about the Sloan Kettering Thrift Shop, recently renamed The Society Boutique, but have you ever actually paid a visit?

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AERIN at Bergdorf Goodman

Renowned for its themed exhibits in the hallways of the store, Bergdorf Goodman provides one of the most unique and luxurious shopping experiences in New York, if not the world.  Two BG installations are created each Fall, as well as three each Spring, and past themes have included: Cabinet of Curiosities, Blue and White, and The Gilded Age.

AERIN at Bergdorf Goodman

In keeping with Bergdorf’s standards of excellence,

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This month’s virtual vacation takes us to of France’s newest and most stylish accommodations: Hotel Molitor Paris.


Pulitzer Hotel Buenos Aires

Hello again! It’s Tina from Life in Sketch, back with another mini-break. This month I’ve decided to visit the Pulitzer Hotel Buenos Aires. My husband is a huge fan of Argentina, so Buenos Aires is on our travel list. The Pulitzer Hotel is a four-star boutique hotel in the nation’s capital, with a cool bohemian personality.

Pulitzer Hotel Buenos Aires

The hotel’s owner, Louis Roig,

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Story Hotel Stockholm 01

Hello! It’s Tina of Life in Sketch here with you today sharing another Design Hotel. I can’t wait to hear what you think of what we have lined up for you today.

Story Hotel Stockholm 06

While I was in Stockholm a few months ago I had the chance to visit the Story Hotel. There are two Story hotels in Sweden and I was able to visit the Ostermalm location.

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grand army plaza hotel new york city

The gateway to Central Park, Grand Army Plaza NYC is the only one of the park’s four corners that is an official part of the 843-acre landscape. Comprised of two semicircles, the Plaza is bisected by Central Park South in a split design, inspired by Paris’ Place de la Concorde.

Completed in 1916, the plaza takes its name from the Grand Army of the Potomac; the Union Army in the American Civil War.

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